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Vidya Balan’s Begum Jaan To Release In January 2017

Vidya Balan starrer Begum Jaan, about the trauma faced by displaced women in a brothel during the Partition era, will hit the screens on January 6, 2017. Produced by Play Entertainment, the film is helmed by National Award winner Srijit Mukherji, who is making his directorial debut in Bollywood.

Milind Dabke, Head, Play Entertainment, said: ” ‘Begum Jaan’ is a high-voltage denouement, a strong women protagonist commercial cinema, created by master craftsman Srijit Mukherji. We will have a wide release on January 6, 2017.”

Vidya plays the title role of the madam of a brothel in the film, which also stars Naseeruddin Shah, Rajat Kapoor, Gauahar Khan, Pallavi Sharda, Ila Arun, Ashish Vidyarthi and Chunky Pandey. Play Entertainment’s earlier production “Jai Gangaajal”, starring Priyanka Chopra, also happened to be a woman-centric saga.

Vidya Balan, who recently came back to Mumbai after shooting for Kahaani 2, was down with dengue. A source close to the actress revealed that she was diagnosed with the disease on Thursday and has been advised bed rest for the next 10-15 days by her doctor.

The actress had just returned from US schedule of “Kahaani 2”, her forthcoming film along with Begum Jaan. Even Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor’s house turned out to be a breeding zone for mosquitoes. While no breeding sites were found in Balan’s residence, two sites were found in a flat on the fourth floor and in Kapoor’s swimming pool.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s health department has served a notice to Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor after mosquito breeding sites were found during an inspection of the building he resides in.

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Anita Jaikaran

September 30th, 2016

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